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With Rich Mokuolu (Co-Founder/CEO, Partsimony), Roland Mokuolu (Co-Founder/COO, Partsimony), Christopher Wilczewski (Product Design Account Mgr, FARO).
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $20
Betaworks Studios, 29 Little W 12th St


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Prototyping the Future: Technologies Driving Disruption in New York City's Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ecosystem
a Tech 2025 event

Guest Speakers:Rich Mokuolu (Co-founder & CEO at Partsimony),Roland Mokuolu (Co-founder/ COO at Partsimony),Christopher Wilczewski (Product Design Account Manager, FARO)
Join us forour next event as we explore the evolving manufacturing & supply chain logistics ecosystem in New York City & how companies & startups are developing technologies to make manufacturing & design more accessible to small businesses & entrepreneurs. We encourage & facilitate thought-provoking, respectful discourse as we all struggle to understand sweeping changes that are coming to our world!
"Crain'srecently reported two statistics that seem unrelated buttaken together say something significant aboutNew York City'sfuture as an engine of opportunity, innovation, & equity. The first was thatmanufacturinglost more jobs than initially estimated andnow accounts for only 69,000 jobs in the city, or 1.5% of the total. The second was that information jobs grew by 6%to about 200,000. The combination of a shrinking manufacturing sector & a growing informationeconomyhas had a profound impact on New York & cities across the U.S.-driving diverging narratives of opportunity & stagnation. Is this bifurcation permanent? Only if we continue to think of tech & manufacturing as separate & unequal sectors rather than assynergistic driversof a new economyfor people of all skillsets." -- Matthew Putman (Manufacturing is Not Dead; Here's the Blueprint,CRAINSJune, 2019)
What are we becoming & where are the opportunities? The city is changing tremendously & quickly right before our eyes. In this event, we'll explorethe intersection of technology & manufacturingand hopefully outline the framework for answering these difficult questions as well as how small businesses, startups & entrepreneurs can not only use emerging technology to become a part of New York's manufacturing ecosystem, but how they, in partnership with city & private organizations, can redefine the manufacturing landscape to be more diverse & inclusive than ever before.
Our guest speakers areRich Mokuolu(Co-founder & CEO atPartsimony)andRoland Mokuolu(Co-founder/ COO at Partsimony),twin brothers who, after successfully completing Techstars with funding, launched Partsimony which helps growing hardware companies discover vetted manufacturers, better collaborate with their existing network, build long-term manufacturer relationships, & bring down costs. They will present their machine learning platform & provide an overview & case studies on the unique model of Partsimony & the early success they've seen withtheir startup customers.
Also joining us isChristopher Wilczewski(Northeastern US Product Design Account Manager,FARO). FARO (founded in 1981) is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging & realization technology specializing in 3D manufacturing, construction BIM, public safety forensics, 3D design, & photonics. Chris will be presenting on how product managers & businesses canspeed up & improve the design process by bringing the real world "into their computer."If you want to do anything from making an iPhone case, replace a broken car part or even recreate a sculpture to mass produce, how do you do that? He will explain how we can cut down on the design time by as much as 50%, especially through the Build process.
We will also review the latest research on howmanufacturing is changing in New York City (the good, the bad, & the problematic).
Additional speakers TBA. Lite food & beverageswill be served.


FAROis the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging & realization technology.The company develops & manufactures leading edge solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement & analysis across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, engineering & public safety. They create unique value & support for operational excellence byEnablingfaster, more accurate, compelling & useable 3D documentationAcceleratingexecution timelinesMinimizingin field 3D documentation & measurementtimesShrinkingmargin impacting scrap & reworkcostsReducingdevelopment risk

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